A Raggedy Ann For Georgi Anna, is the story of one young woman and her family who decide to leave their Amish community in Pennsylvania and move to Illinois and to a much smaller farm. The entire family enjoys meeting others in the community but Naomi also makes friends with a non-Amish woman and her little daughter, who has bright golden curls. She doesn´t know why she becomes strongly attached to the pair, but then she also meets a young man who will also be a major part of her own future. How all four people interlink with one another is amazing and the theme throughout this emotional story is one of love and understanding God´s will. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mona Bella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016360de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a new, working mum, Georgie strives to be Sheryl Sandberg at work and Martha Stewart at home. But she´s discovering that in the 21st century being a ´Good Working Mum´ means answering emails at midnight while you purée vegetables and line up play dates and French lessons for your four-month-old daughter.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Goleby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003339de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren’t so lucky. Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father. Edward understands that some things cannot be fixed, though memories of his domineering father still inflict pain. Then comes a frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edward’s younger sister, Cara. Suddenly everything changes: Edward must return home to face the father he walked out on at age eighteen. He and Cara have to decide their father’s fate together. Though there’s no easy answer, questions abound: What secrets have Edward and his sister kept from each other? What hidden motives inform their need to let their father die . . . or to try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten what a wolf never forgets: that each member of a pack needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, Nick Cordero, Angela Goethals, Mark Zeisler, Andy Paris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005521de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lean Habits for Lifelong Weight Loss isn´t about quick fixes, restrictive dieting, or calorie counting. The four staples of lean living are all about adjusting your relationship with food so you can eat what you want when you want, but with a smarter approach. Easy modifications like learning to sense when you are truly hungry and knowing the difference between satisfied and stuffed will be your stepping-stones to a healthy life in which you don´t have to stress about your diet. Millions of dieters are disillusioned by fad diets with celebrity endorsements but no basis in scientific reasoning. Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and professional weight-loss coach, with research experience in nutritional science. Her approach is based on research and has been tested and proven on her clientele, including Olympic athletes and NCAA teams. Simply put, Georgie´s approach to weight loss is the only nonrestrictive, customizable, flexible, and effective system that works for life. You don´t just learn the habits; you change the way you look at food forever. No more forbidden foods, tiny portions, or liquid cleanses - just better awareness and lifelong results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007772de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3´s landmark production of Tennessee Williams´ masterpiece. Tennessee Williams´ iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her explosive brother-in-law, Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche´s fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley´s already turbulent relationship.... Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams´ tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Tennessee Williams´ 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics´ Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella. Cast: Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner Stanley: Matthew Needham Mitch: John Heffernan Steve: David Sturzaker Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway Pablo: John Dougal Mexican Woman: Leila Arias Collector: Tom Forrister Nurse: Georgie Glen Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell. Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne-Marie Duff, John Dougall, John Heffernan, Georgie Glenn, David Sturzaker, Leila Arias. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this third book in the exceptional Curiosity House mystery series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and mysterious recluse H. C. Chester, four children must uncover the evil Nicholas Rattigan’s newest dastardly scheme, wage war with a rival freak show, and deal with a spy who may have infiltrated their happy home. Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long. A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime—a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan. This is the third book in the series and contains even more exciting marvels, such as: A nefarious spy within the museum A very unfortunate flea circus The heavenly Georgie Rawls, from the original cast of Last Chance A beautiful and mysterious tattooed lady It continues not to have: A comprehensive review of the top ten toothbrushes A heaping bowl of sugarless cereal A long and boring family vacation A handmade, scratchy wool sweater Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Steinbruner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005956de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the faltering Soviet Union, the KGB will do anything to hold on to power. A Jewish man in a squalid government flat finds a killer in his shower. A young punk girl hurtles naked through the window of her apartment. And in the Crimea, at a health retreat for mid-level functionaries, an aging policeman's death is made to look like heart failure. It's this last murder that catches Porfiry Rostnikov's attention. The inspector's wife is recovering from brain surgery, and his superiors at the Moscow police insist he accompany her to the Crimea. There he meets Georgi Vasilievich, a former colleague suffering from emphysema, a bad heart, and an inability to stop working. He is investigating a high-level conspiracy when he dies, and Rostnikov inherits the case, putting him on the trail of a gang of hardline security men who refuse to give up the Soviet dream - and who will go to murderous lengths to ensure that perestroika never comes to pass. About the Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky (1934-2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema - two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life's work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood's Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as the anti-Philip Marlowe. In 1981's Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009. Review quote: Kaminsky stands out as a subtle historian, unobtrusively but entertainingly weaving into the story itself what people were wearing, eating, driving, and listening to on the radio. A page-turning romp. - Booklist. If you like your mysteries Sam Spade tough, with tongue-in-cheek and a touch of the theatrical, then the Toby Peters series is just your ticket.- Houston Chronicle. For anyone with a taste for old Hollywood B-movie mysteries, Edgar winner Kaminsky offers plenty of nostalgic fun . . . The tone is light, the pace brisk, the tongue firmly in cheek. - Publishers Weekly. Marvelously entertaining. - Newsday. Makes the totally wacky possible . . . Peters [is] an unblemished delight. - Washington Post. The Ed McBain of Mother Russia. - Kirkus Reviews.
This collection of three of Anton Chekhov´s most well-known and important plays is voiced by a sparkling cast and features music, SFX and a full soundscape. The Seagull Written in 1895 and a master class in the art and power of subtext, The Seagull follows the romantic and artistic conflicts between its four main characters, all dissatisfied with life. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one seems able to attain happiness. Tragic and often darkly comic, The Seagull is a timeless classic and an early exercise in addressing the pitfalls of depression and lack of satisfaction in life and purpose. Full cast: Samantha Bond, Catrin Stewart, Freddie Fox, Anthony Howell, Katherine Kingsley, John Rowe, Rachel Atkins, Hugh Ross, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow. Three Sisters After the death of their father, his three daughters find it very hard to live in a drab Russian provincial town. The presence of a company of army officers is the only thing that makes their existence bearable, though inevitable drama, competition and failure lead to confusion and pain, as life doesn´t turn out quite to plan for the sisters. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, Alison Pettitt, Catrin Stewart, Clare Corbett, Nick Boulton, Stephen Critchlow, Anthony Howell, Richard Reed, Hugh Ross, John Rowe. The Cherry Orchard In Chekhov´s last play, a widowed landowner returns home more or less insolvent after five years abroad. Everything appears just as she remembers it, but hers is a diminishing world. The vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be sold off against her mounting debts. The insistent warnings of a peasant´s son turned wealthy businessman go unheeded, and more than the family estate is sacrificed. Full cast: Samatha Bond, Freddie Fox, Hugh Ross, Georgie Grier, Clare Corbett, Richard Reed, Stephen C... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, Alison Pettitt, Catrin Stewart, Clare Corbett, Nick Boulton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000032de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.